Illated

IMG_0906I love living in Brooklyn, where I’m able to roam the streets of Williamsburg on the weekends with awesome friends full of laughter and carefree… The fact that my friend and I basically went restaurant hoping for around 30 mins, simply because there were so many options to decide from and we’re both oh so indecisive. IMG_0893During our restaurant contemplation, we stopped by the Brooklyn Flea, which was full of cool things, mostly vintage items perfect for the Brooklyn stereotype.IMG_0918 IMG_0924 IMG_0898Some cute vintage Hawaiian shirt that kind reminded me of being back in Jamaica.

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Dress & Shoes- Forever 21

Overall it was a pretty great day spent in Williamsburg. It was super hot which is why this oversized A-line dress fit perfectly for the occasion, as I was able to keep very cool and comfortable. The embroidery on the dress is my favourite part about it because it gives such a Baroque feeling, contrasting against the darkness of the dress. 

I kept it pretty simply, and just an awesome silver necklace made out of tiny little spoons and flat loafers from Forever 21 kept me extra comfortable since we were walking around a whole lot. If you would like to keep up with more of my daily outing and what I’m wearing, you can follow me on Instagram and Snapchat at :@marfarlane

Face The Sun

IMG_0867 IMG_0821On a hot Summer day, wearing denim seems to always go unsaid. It keeps me cool and comfy, while beaming a Summer vibe. So when a good friend of mine texts me to hang out, the quickest thing I could pull together was this light denim top with the perfect pant combination.IMG_0850 IMG_0810 IMG_0788 IMG_0785 IMG_0883 IMG_0805 IMG_0793

Top- Forever 21| Plaid Trousers- H&M (similar)| Shoes- Dr Martens |Sunglasses- Dior Technologic (similar here)

It’s very rare I find a denim anything that I’d actually like so when I stumbled upon this loose fitting denim shirt one day while online shopping, I think I surprized myself when I placed it in the cart and went through the whole nine of purchasing it. I’m definitely happy I made that choice because this shirt definitely came in handy. The loose boxy fit gives a sense of airiness, plus it’s a light wash making it very easy to style with other pieces as well as oozing a feeling of Summer.

I paired it with my black and white plaid trousers that I’ve previously style a few times here on the blog but, this time around I styled it was the “pop piece” in this look to compliment the simplicity of the top and of course, I took my new Dr Martens heeled boot out for a spin for the first time since receiving them. I have to say it’s a pretty comfortable boot, the total opposite of what I expected it to be. These boots are really great for summer being part sandal, part boot… and it s sort of bondage quality gives it such a nice edge. To finish of the look, I chose to accesorize with a slightly statement necklace and one of my favourite pair of sunnies for the Summer. Cheers to a wonderful start to the week.

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Rocksbox X The Style Alien

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I got really excited when this package came in the mail because I didn’t know what kind of jewelry exactly to expect inside. IMG_0507This scarf is literally my favourite. It was given to me by my mother and its like the perfect combination of a statement jewelry and a scarf.IMG_0668

IMG_0701SURPRIZE! IMG_0670So Rocksbox is a company that, I really admire their concept and basically what it is, they send their members highly curated box of designer jewelry with the option to borrow, buy or swap at any time. They base the jewelry that they send to you on a quick survey just to get a bit of an idea of your aesthetic and style and their designers put together a personalized box of jewelry just for you.IMG_0671 IMG_0672Today I’ve partnered with Rocksbox to give all you readers an unlimited code that gives you the first month free when you join Rocksbox. I’d love for you all to enjoy this curated surprize like I did so use this code: (marfarlanexoxo). Thanks so much and have a wonderful day.

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Adorn Fringe

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Fun Summer days in the city sometime calls for a fringe number to spice up your Summer wardrobe. In my case, I just wanted to feel free and flirty.IMG_0758 IMG_0720

I love sharing my more casual looks, where you can get a look at outfits I choose to wear on a daily basis for a more comfort touch and practical for the weather.IMG_0740 IMG_0677 IMG_0737

Sequined Fringe Top- Forever21 | Pants- Similar | Boots- Jeffrey Campbell

There’s something about this top that I absolutely can’t get over because I’m so in love with the feel and look of it. It has these adorable assembled sequins in an abstract shaped heart, which I find to be very fun for a Summer look. I’m generally not the type to be a fan of sequins but the fact that it’s not completely covering the entire top gives it a pass. The wide shape of the top makes it very drapey and gives an awesome loose fit.

What would the scorching hot Summer be without spaghetti strap tops and dresses because this one surely saved my life from melting in the sun. I paired it with a loose fitting trousers that I practically live in. I probably wear these trousers at least once a week, pairing it with different ideas and just having fun with it. It’s literally one of those pieces that you can wear endlessly and always find unique ways to style it while still remaining comfortable. To finish off the look, I accessorized with my awesome vintage fork neckline (yes it is made of a real fork) and my iridescent oil slick Jeffrey Campbells that I took out for play…I almost forgot I had it until I found it one day while organizing the shoes in my closet. 

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Light Me Up

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Just another casual day, chilling by a nearby park in Manhattan after my gym day. With a grey colour palette, Summer never really felt so good.IMG_0566 IMG_0563 IMG_0598 IMG_0593 IMG_0518 IMG_0573 IMG_0665 IMG_0615 IMG_0652

Fringe Top- Necessary Clothing | Pants- Forever 21 | Ivy Boots- Miista | Jewelry- Vintage

Finally so happy to share this look here on the blog because I am literally obsessed with this fringe top that I brought about a month ago while store gazing in Necessary Clothing in Soho, NY. The texture of this top is unbelievably soft and so comfortable that I wish I could literally wear it everyday. But since I can’t necessarily do that, I’ve already styled it in so many ways, and will probably be one of my go-to tops for this summer. I really love that the fringe placement on the top is in a different place than the usual hem line placement and the fact that its a very loose fitting top, makes for extra ease and comfort.

For this look in particular, I decided to go with pairing this fringe top with lighter grey pant that has have really cool seam detailing going on and of course my Miista floral boots came in handy when it came to finding a pair of shoes to go with this look. Let me know in the comments below how you would style this look and I can’t wait to share more fun stuff with you soon.

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Echoes In The Halls

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As I enjoy this sizzling summer, I choose to go pretty simple with my daily outfits. With messy untouched hair, light make-up and a two piece sets…it definitely makes for a comfortable day visiting my favourite cafe spot in Brooklyn.IMG_0425 IMG_0410 IMG_0393 IMG_0459 IMG_0364 IMG_0450 IMG_0358Top & Shorts Set- Forever 21 | Vest- Nasty Gal | Boots- H&M

This look is a completely toned down version of my last post, as I chose to go a lot more simpler with the styling of this white lace two piece shorts set. I literally fell so in love with this set when I first saw it because it was so simple and elegant and felt like one of those pieces that could easily transition into almost any occasion. I could definitely see myself pairing each piece as a stand alone because the richness of the lace makes for a item for combining with other pieces in my closet.

I decided to keep it pretty simple with just layering lightly with my black vest and a solid pair of dark brown boots that are super comfortable and easy to wear. I sort of wished I wore a necklace or maybe a choker, but sometimes just being simple works perfectly.

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Blu Contour

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One of those fun sunny days, when I can throw on a two piece set and feel comfortable for the weather yet fashionable for the perfect Summer’s day.IMG_0242IMG_0253 IMG_0304 IMG_0250IMG_0292IMG_0299 IMG_0225Two Piece Shorts Set- Necessary Clothing  | Boots- Zara | Sunglasses- Similar

Even though the we’re not even mid way through Summer, I’ve already found a major go-to items which is two piece sets. I find them very easy to wear and style but the one I’m wearing int his post it possibly my top favorite. The brightness of the blue along with the white floral motifs makes for a beautiful combination which is why I went a lot more simple in the accessorizing department.

I thought these sweet aviator shades would be a great touch for this look, just for a bit of an edge for a look that could have easily came off as too cutesy. I wore this look to have brunch with a friend in Williamsburg in Brooklyn and this was the perfect outfit for me because I was able to keep cool since it was blazing hot that day in NYC.

I’d love to hear how you guys would style this look and I’m happy to be back blogging regularly again. Have an awesome day.

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Tremble

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IMG_0115The printed mini dresses are finally coming out to play for a stroll on a sunny Brooklyn afternoon.  Styling a bit of a girly attire juxtaposed with a hipster vibe.

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Sweater- H&M / Dress- Forever 21  /  Coltrane Boots- Jeffrey Campbell

Oh how I’ve been dying to whip out all my Spring dresses because it’s been a ridiculously long Winter. I’ve had this aztec flared mini for sometime now, but never really thought that I’d wear it again because I was kind of over the whole aztec print on clothing. Surprizingly, one day I found it hidden in the back of my closet and decided to just throw it on for my usual chill day in Brooklyn.

Since it’s technically not full blown Summer and blazing hot, it was still okay for me to wear a chunky sweater because it got pretty chilly at times. So this light blue sweater did the trick in keeping me pretty warm and comfortable. I could have easily gone the full girlie route with this look but, that’s not really my aesthetic therefore I opted for chunky black boots for a bit of an hipster/edgy vibe to a very classic casual look.

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Conservatory Plaid

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Visiting one of my favourite places in New York, where I go to sit and think but also enjoy the view of the beautiful garden. Decked out in a school girl plaid trousers and light layers on top for a great transitional Spring attire.IMG_9532 IMG_9545 IMG_9488 IMG_9393 IMG_9412 IMG_9529 IMG_9397

Trousers- Nasty Gal, Crochet Top- Forever 21, Vest- Forever 21, Boots- Zara

Whenever I find myself having free time, I love to head all the way up to 105th street to the conservatory garden in central park. It gets really beautiful this time of the year and can be such a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the scenery if you’re into the whole being with nature thing. As for me, I went there during my Spring break and wanted to stay forever.

I wore a red and blue number that day because completely out of nowhere I felt like having some colour in my life. I believe I’ve worn this plaid trousers before here about a few months back on the blog but styled it completely different (here). This time around, I wanted to play with the colours in the plaid so I layered my crochet top underneath a beautiful baby blue vest as a way of bring out the colours then on top, I wore my navy “Sorry Not Sorry” jacket since it was a bit chilly. I’m here excited to do more shoots like this one and I can’t wait to share on here!

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Gun Metal

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Cold enough to wear a jacket but warm enough to take the shorts for a ride.IMG_9362 IMG_9358 IMG_9343 IMG_9324 IMG_9261 IMG_9251 IMG_9231Spring break spent staycationing in Brooklyn and getting some much needed me time. I loved that it was such a sunny day but with cool windy breeze, which made it a perfect time to style these shorts that I’ve been wanting to wear for awhile now.

I paired the shorts with my gun mental sweater that I picked up while thrifting one day at Beacon’s Closet, I love the metallic quality of it so much plus it very breathable which makes it easy to where during the warmer weathers but with a much different styling. Since this look was more of casual attire for me I just threw on my biker jacket with a nylon trench for extra layer and also because I was 100% sure it would rain….which it didnt.

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